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Cronin, Ciaran (Ciaran P.)

Works: 16 works in 91 publications in 1 language and 5,116 library holdings
Genres: Constitution  History 
Roles: Translator, Editor
Classifications: JA71, 320.513
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Most widely held works by Ciaran Cronin
The inclusion of the other studies in political theory by Jürgen Habermas ( )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text contains Jurgen Habermas's most recent work in political theory and political philosophy. Here Habermas picks up some of the central themes of "Between Facts and Norms" and elaborates them in relation to current political debates of the late 1990s. One of the distinctive features of Habermas's work has been its approach to the problem of political legitimacy through a sustained reflection on the dual legitimating and regulating function of modern legal systems. Extending his discourse theory of normative validity to the legal-political domain, Habermas has defended a proceduralist conception of deliberative democracy in which the burden of legitimating state power is borne by informal and legally institutionalized processes of political deliberation. Its guiding intuition is the radical democratic idea that there is an internal relation between the rule of law and popular sovereignty. In these essays he brings this discursive and proceduralist analysis of political legitimacy to bear on such urgent contemporary issues as the enduring legacy of the welfare state, the future of the nation state, and the prospects of a global politics of human rights
Global justice and transnational politics essays on the moral and political challenges of globalization ( )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
If globalization is to be a benefit and not a burden to humankind, it must be governed by global institutions that are perceived by all people to be democratic and just. But before we can create such institutions, we must imagine them, and that requires a rethinking and extension of normative political theory. "Global Justice and Transnational Politics" encourages and advances that work
The divided West by Jürgen Habermas ( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Responding to the political events of the period since 9/11, this book maps out a way to move the political agenda forward, beyond the debates which have pitched opponents of the war against the Bush Administration & its 'coalition of the willing'. It is useful for students of sociology, politics, & international relations
The crisis of the European Union : a response by Jürgen Habermas ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extended essay on the constitution for Europe which represents the author's constructive engagement with the European project at a time when the crisis of the euro zone is threatening the very existence of the European Union. He addresses the growing realization that the European treaty needs to be revised in order to deal with the structural defects of monetary union, but a clear perspective for the future is missing. Using his analysis of European unification as a process in which international treaties have progressively taken on features of a democratic constitution, he explains why the current proposals to transform the system of European governance into one of executive federalism is a mistake. Europe must realize its democratic potential by evolving from an international into a cosmopolitan community. The concept of human dignity in the genealogy of human rights in the modern era throws further important light on the philosophical foundations of his argument and how democratic political institutions can be extended beyond the level of nation-state
Time of transitions by Jürgen Habermas ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We live in an era of turbulent change when many of the framework that have characterized our societies over the last few centuries, such as the international order of sovereign nation-states are being called into question. In this new volume of essays and interview, Jürgen Habermas focuses his attention on these processes of change and provides some of the resources needed to understand them
The cosmopolitan vision by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this new book, Ulrich Beck develops his now widely used concepts of second modernity, risk society and reflexive sociology into a radical new sociological analysis of the cosmopolitan implications of globalization. Beck draws extensively on empirical and theoretical analyses of such phenomena as migration, war and terror, as well as a range of literary and historical works, to weave a rich discursive web in which analytical, critical and methodological themes intertwine effortlessly. Contrasting a 'cosmopolitan vision' or 'outlook' sharpened by awareness of the transformative and transgressive impacts of globalization with the 'national outlook' neurotically fixated on the familiar reference points of a world of nations-states-borders, sovereignty, exclusive identities-Beck shows how even opponents of globalization and cosmopolitanism are trapped by the logic of reflexive modernization into promoting the very processes they are opposing. A persistent theme running through the book is the attempt to recover an authentically European tradition of cosmopolitan openness to otherness and tolerance of difference. What Europe needs, Beck argues, is the courage to unite forms of life which have grown out of language, skin colour, nationality or religion with awareness that, in a radically insecure world, all are equal and everyone is different." -- from book cover
An awareness of what is missing : faith and reason in a post-secular age by Jürgen Habermas ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In his recent writings on religion and secularization, Habermas has challenged reason to clarify its relation to religious experience and to engage religions in a constructive dialogue. Given the global challenges facing humanity, nothing is more dangerous than the refusal to communicate that we encounter today in different forms of religious and ideological fundamentalism. Habermas argues that in order to engage in this dialogue, two conditions must be met: religion must accept the authority of secular reason int the guise of the fallible results of the sciences and of universalistic egalitarianism in law and morality; and conversely, secular reason must not set itself up as the judge concerning truths of faith. This argument was developed in part as a reaction to the conception of the relation between faith and reason formulated by Pope Benedict XVI in his 2006 Regensburg address. In 2007 Habermas conducted a debate, under the title 'An Awareness of What Is Missing', with philosophers from the Jesuit School for Philosophy in Munich. This volume includes Habermas's essay, the contributions of his interlocutors and Habermas's reply to them"--Page 4 of cover
Cosmopolitan Europe by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Europe is Europe's last remaining realistic political utopia. But Europe remains to be understood and conceptualized. This historically unique form of international community cannot be explained in terms of the traditional concepts of politics and the state, which remain trapped in the straightjacket of methodological nationalism. Thus, if we are to understand cosmopolitan Europe, we must radically rethink the conventional categories of social and political analysis. Just as the Peace of Westphalia brought the religious civil wars of the seventeenth century to an end through the separation of church and state, so too the separation of state and nation represents the appropriate response to the horrors of the twentieth century. And just as the secular state makes the exercise of different religions possible, so too cosmopolitan Europe must guarantee the coexistence of different ethnic, religious and political forms of life across national borders based on the principle of cosmopolitan tolerance. The task the authors have set themselves in this book is nothing less than to rethink Europe as an idea and a reality. It represents an attempt to understand the process of Europeanization in light of the theory of reflexive modernization and thereby to redefine it at both the theoretical and the political level. This book completes Ulrich Beck's trilogy on 'cosmopolitan realism', the volumes of which complement each other and can be read independently. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the key social and political developments of our time." -- from book cover
Justification and critique : towards a critical theory of politics by Rainer Forst ( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rainer Forst develops a critical theory capable of deciphering the deficits and potentials inherent in contemporary political reality. This calls for a perspective which is immanent to social and political practices and at the same time transcends them. Forst regards society as a whole as an "order of justification" comprising complexes of different norms referring to institutions and corresponding practices of justification. The task of a "critique of relations of justification", therefore, is to analyse such legitimations with regard to their validity and genesis and to explore the social and political asymmetries leading to inequalities in the "justification power" which enables persons or groups to contest given justifications and to create new ones. -- Publisher description
Europe : the faltering project by Jürgen Habermas ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this work, one of Europe's leading intellectuals examines the political alternatives facing Europe today and outlines a course of action for the future. Habermas advocates a policy of gradual integration of Europe in which key decisions about Europe's future are put in the hands of its peoples
World at risk by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
'World at Risk' is a timely and far-reaching analysis of the structural dynamics of the modern world, the global nature of risk and the future of global politics by one of the most original and exciting social thinkers writing today
Twenty observations on a world in turmoil by Ulrich Beck ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Translated by Ciaran Cronin. The world is a state of turmoil. From the financial crisis to the chaos in the eurozone, from the Arab uprisings to protests in Athens, Barcelona, New York and elsewhere, many of the familiar frameworks are collapsing and we have to find new ways to orient ourselves in a world undergoing rapid change. Of course, it is necessary for political leaders to address local issues and react to people's specific demands, but without a cosmopolitan outlook, such a reaction is likely to be inadequate. Ulrich Beck's Twenty-one Observations on a World in Turmoil is a
Global justice and trasnational politics : essays on the moral and political challenges of globalization ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Globalization as Process and Ideology : the Neoliberal Dispensation and the Critique of Ideology by Ciaran Cronin ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Towards a theory of rationality in moral discourse : Wittgenstein and Habermas on practical reason by Ciaran Cronin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The inclusion of the other studies in political theory by Jürgen Habermas ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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